September 29th, 2018

On the last Saturday in September the smell of beef fills the air and more than 12,000 people fill the streets of downtown Minocqua. For over 50 years, Beef-a-Rama™ has been a premiere event drawing visitors back year after year to join in on the one-of-a kind fun you can only find in the Northwoods.  

Roasters begin cooking their signature beefs before dawn. Herds of creative festival goers dressed in cow-themed costumes start packing downtown early for the 10K and 5K Rump Roast Run and Walk along Lake Minocqua, live music, & Prime Choice Craft Show featuring more than 70 vendors.

Mooo-ve on down to Torpy Park to grab a roast beef sandwich and watch the Beef Eating Contest, Cow Pie Plop, and of course the famous Roaster Parade down main street!

beef app

Schedule of Events

Event times subject to change. 

Check back for updated 2018 schedule of events.



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2018 Roasters

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 2018 Judges & Hosts


Rump Roast Run

Rump Roast Run

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Beef Eating Contest

More info to come.

Beef-A-Rama™ History 


Thank you-Beef
Wausau Home Logo
Keller Logo
Best Western
Packerland Plus
Island City Lanes
soap n suds
Trapp Bros
Mulitmedia Channels
sherwin williams
Ace Hardware

2017 Awards


And the winners of the Beef-A-Rama™ Roasting Competition are....(drum roll please...)

Rare Division:
#1 Lambo (Lakeland Area Mountain Biking Organization)
#2 US Bank
#3 Guardians of the Children

Seasoned Division:
#1 Tula's
#2 Presque Isle Snow Bunnies
#3 Hazelhurst Pub (FOUR Way tie...coin toss!!)

Well Done Division:
#1 No Sweat Clothing
#2 People's State Bank
#3 Otto's

Best Dressed Stall(Peoples Choice)
Presque Isle Snowmobile Club

Best Snack Giveaway (Peoples Choice):
Aquatic Plant Management